Issue 3 Visual Art

COVID in the Camps

Watching television in a Rohingya refugee shelter in Kutupalong Camp, Bangladesh — also known as the largest refugee camp in the world
A UNHCR-funded hospital store room in Rohingya Refugee Camp 5, containing COVID-19 medical supplies such as face masks and PPE (personal protective equipment).
A dressing room used by hospital staff – a mix of Bangladeshi healthcare workers and Rohingya volunteers – before they enter the “red zone” where quarantine patients are housed.
A vaccination in progress at the health clinic of RHU (Refugee Health Unit) in Kutapalong.
Refugees gathering outside a tailor shop in Kutapalong.
23-year-old Ahmed lost his mother when COVID-19 broke out in the Rohingya refugee camps. These days, if any neighbours or members of his family or neighbours get sick, he urges them to seek medical attention immediately
The remains of a COVID-19 quarantine hospital at Camp 20, previously operated by IOM (International Organisation for Migration). The hospital burnt down in a freak accident in January 2022, marking one less resource for refugees in need of medical attention.

Mohammed Salim Khan is a Rohingya refugee interpreter, fixer and award-winning photographer living in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh. His work has appeared in Al Jazeera, Dhaka Tribune, South East Asia Globe, Business Standard and AFP.